There was a court case up in Canada, where two neighbors got into a nasty argument. One guy swore at the other, and threatened him while holding a power tool "in a menacing way." In response, the other guy just flipped the double bird.
The "victim" . . . the guy with the potty mouth and the power tool . . . was Shocked and so Offended, that he filed a criminal harassment claim against him.
First of all how lame do you have to be to file this claim? Personally, I'd like Judge Springer or Judge Judy to rule on this BUT..
Now, a Canadian judge has ruled on the case, and he was NOT impressed with the accusation. The judge said giving someone the middle finger is a "God-given" right (air horn) that belongs to everyone.
For me, it's just a damn shame that Canada beat us to punch on this.
He added, quote, "It may not be civil, it may not be polite, it may not be gentlemanly. Nevertheless, it does not trigger criminal liability." He also said that he wished he could LITERALLY throw this case out the window.
So for now here in America, we still have to fear prosecution for "Assault by double-finger birds" but thanks to Canada that freedom is now on the horizon. As Dave Grohl would say Thanks Canada!
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